• Petitioned Gary Bettman

This petition was delivered to:

NHL Commissioner
Gary Bettman
Sr. V.P., Public Relations & Media, NHL
Gary Meagher

Gary Bettman & the NHL: Save the hockey season - #NoLockout

    1. Janne  Makkonen
    2. Petition by

      Janne Makkonen

      Espoo, Finland

January 2013


From Janne Makkonen: The NHL and the NHLPA finally got a deal done. Thanks for all the fans who helped by making themselves heard!

Gary Bettman and the NHL owners have locked out the players yet again. We will not stand by while they ignore us, the fans.

I got so pissed off when I heard Gary Bettman say that he plans to lockout the players for the third time on September 15 unless there is a new agreement with the players. I created a YouTube video to tell other angry fans to raise their voices and demand the season starts on time. Over 1,250,000 people have already watched my video!

I made a new video to raise awareness. Sign and spread the petition and end the lockout!

So do we stay mute? Or raise our voice!?

Demand a hockey season.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 35,000 signatures
    2. ESPN covers Janne's campaign!

      Eden James
      Petition Organizer

      "Makkonen is a 21-year-old freelance editor from Finland who wouldn't have had a voice during the previous lockout. But suddenly through Twitter, YouTube and the traditional interviews on radio and in print that have inevitably followed, he has become the face of a million frustrated hockey fans. Worth noting, he's someone whose anger is directed more at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman than the players."

      "I'm hoping now inspiration is there for everyone," said Makkonen, who has also set up a change.org petition to further the cause. "Everyone kind of knows what is going on. We can start doing these small things that can hopefully become something big."

    3. Reached 15,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • chris glasscock LOUISVILLE, KY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Bring back hockey Bettman is a greedy some bitch.I moved to Detroit Michigan in 2000 and lived there for almost 5 yrs for work and the first year I was just lost I met a girl now my wife and she took me to a hockey game and i just felt in love with the game and her that night we now have an 8 year son and he plays hockey here in louisville ky and he is awe wait for it some awesome so the fans are important bettman the NHL and hockey around the world needs to kick this some bitch out of hockey period before completely ruins hockey forever.

    • David Relta URBANA, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I LOVE MY HOCKEY!!!!!!

    • Amanda Kennedy ST .JOHN'S, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      because hockey is ours. <3

    • Matt Kliewer CAMBRIDGE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I fucking love hockey

    • luis torres ROCKVILLE, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      i love hockey,


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